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Gainsborough St Barnabas charity shop forced to close

The Gainsborough St Barnabas charity shop on Church Street has been forced to close after a significant fall in sales over the past two years.

The Gainsborough shop will close after six years of trading Credit: St Barnabas

The store will close its doors for the final time on 31 August after six years of trading.

This difficult decision has been made because of a significant fall in sales over the past two years which has resulted in the shop being no longer financially viable for the hospice.

Like many charities, we are operating in a tough economic environment and need to ensure we have the right structures in place to meet our current financial target and also to adapt to future needs and challenges.

We will be offering full support to those staff and volunteers that are affected as we implement the closure of this shop.

We are grateful to the Gainsborough community for their support of our shop over the past six years and to our team of staff and volunteers who have dedicated their time and efforts to our hospice.

– St Barnabas, spokesperson


Man's body found in Gainsborough flat

An investigation is underway after the body of a man was found at a flat in Gainsborough.

Investigation underway after man's body found in flat Credit: ITV Yorkshire

The victim, believed to be in his 20s, was found around 6.45pm on Saturday April 16 at the property in Marshalls Rise.

Police are treating his death as unexplained.

A 27-year-old local man has been arrested in connection with the incident.

Concern for missing Steve, 57

Police are appealing for help to find a 57-year-old man who has gone missing from Gainsborough.

Missing: Steve Barrow

Steve Barrow has not been heard from by family or friends for two or three days and they are concerned for his welfare.

He is around 5ft 10in, of medium build, with brown/grey hair and a ruddy complexion. Anyone who has seen Mr Barrow or knows of his whereabout sis asked to contact police on 101.


Police investigation into Gainsborough burglary

Police in Lincolnshire are investigating a burglary in Gainsborough.

They say the burglary was committed between 6:0am and 09:00am this morning and are seeking witnesses who might have seen anyone acting suspiciously or vehicles at the property on Walkerith Road, Morton.

It is believed the offenders entered the property by via the back garden where they forced the back door open with an unknown object.

Having gained access to the house they conducted a thorough search of all the rooms. They stole some cash and jewellery before leaving by the front door. They left the front door wide open and departed in an unknown direction.

Appeal after car collides with cemetery fence in Gainsborough

Police are appealing for witnesses after a car collided with a cemetery fence in Gainsborough.

Credit: Lincolnshire Police

The incident happened on Thursday 21st January. After the car had struck the fence it then narrowly avoided hitting a pedestrian with a pram.

The blue VW Polo which hit the fence has since been recovered but police have been unable to locate the driver of the vehicle, as it had been recently sold.

If you have any information, you can contact Lincolnshire Police.

Major delays due to overturned lorry on M180

Two lanes are closed and there is slow traffic due to an overturned lorry on M180 Westbound between J3 M181 (Scunthorpe) and J2 A161 (Gainsborough / Belton).

M180 Credit: Twitter / @HumberbeatRoads

Lanes two and three (of three) are closed, but traffic is getting past on lane one and the hard shoulder. The incident is affecting traffic from Grimsby towards Doncaster.

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